Lost Italian Village Emerges From Lake After More Than 70 Years Underwater

The lost Italian village of Curon, in the province of South Tyrol, recently resurfaced from under Lake Resia after water was temporarily drained for maintenance, as seen in videos taken on May 16.

Luisa Azzolini, a local resident who filmed the footage, told Storyful Curon was flooded when a hydroelectric plant was built in 1950.

“All the houses were destroyed, except for the church tower that is always visible,” Azzolini told Storyful.

Her footage shows local residents walking around the remains of Curon’s more than 160 homes. Some of the structures date back to the 14th century, according to reports. Credit: Luisa Azzolini via Storyful

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